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A living wage is the minimum amount a person must earn to afford to live and participate in a specific community. It is not the same as the minimum wage, which is the lowest rate an employer can legally pay for work performed.
A downloadable Living Wage resource for Employers
A visual representation of the Living Wage in Windsor and Essex County
Resources for Employees
The living wage is calculated based on the assumption that employees are taking advantage of all applicable government grants. The following section provides links to available grants and financial benefits that employees may be eligible for.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit would like to recognize the following workplaces for becoming Certified Living Wage Employers!
Once confirmed, Certified Living Wage Employers will be proudly posted on this page.
Why become certified as a living wage employer?
Why is paying a Living Wage important?
A living wage is different from the minimum wage. The living wage is based on the real cost of goods and services in Windsor and Essex County.